Coronavirus is officially declared by the WHO as a Pandemic which might get you scared as well but do not be. What you should be trying to do is how to keep yourself and home safe and well sanitized aside where to go or what to eat or who to meet.
With over 100,000 confirmed cases throughout the entire globe, the disease COVID-19 continues to spread like wildfire leading to the abandonment of sporting activities and companies operating remotely.
Hand washing is one of the ways to keep yourself clean and sanitized right up against the coronavirus but the interesting part is that you might touch a surface that is infected and then transfer that to your kitchen knife before washing your hand. Then you pick up the knife again with which you prepare your food. The transmission of the virus is very powerful and it’s very rapid as the slightest contact will lead to the disease.
So not to worry, the EPAA released a list of products that are considered effective at killing the virus. So if you’re scared after realizing the neighbor you had contact with last week tested positive today. That might send a blast down your spine.
If you want to be extra cautious which you should, then you can use cleaning products such as Cloroz, Lysol, Microban and Hydrogen Peroxide in order to get everywhere sanitized and cleaned out in your home.
Doorknobs and Countertops as well as couch are high traffic areas during visitations so they must be especially well cleaned out.
But as you requested, we have 5 ways by which you can sanitize your home and keep it safe from the Coronavirus.
Here are five ways to keep your home sanitized from the coronavirus, and other areas and items you should disinfect, stat.
Disinfect high traffic areas
The number most important places to clean up includes places that you’re most likely to have contact with everytime which includes Doorknobs, Sinks, Cabinet handles and other places that visitors are likely to use the most.
You might be complacent about the fact that your home is a resting place which mean you won’t be over emphasizing about hand washing periodically and so forth. So to continue things that way, it’s advisable to at least wipe those “High traffic” areas at least once or twice a day in order to remove germs from those surfaces.
The use of spray disinfectants
Unlike doorknobs and so forth, other high traffic places includes carpet, couch which needs to be wiped using disinfectant spray such as Lysol. Spraying the entire surface area and keeping it well dried out is also a great thing to do.
Other inner places to clean out includes countertops, mattresses and also tables. In case you can also use spray on paper towels which can then be used to wipe down sink handles and other smaller surface areas
Clean your floor with bleach mixture
You go out daily and you step on numerous things but you wouldn’t know because your shoe does the steppings for you. But in order to keep your home safe from germs and virus, it’s advisable to combine a cup of bleach with 5 gallons of water to mop your floor according to the directives of the CDC.
Meanwhile, disinfecting your floor, it’s necessary to know that there is a need to use a much different disinfectant for porous floors. A quick tip would be to use a disinfecting wet mop cloth on your hardwood floors or combine half a cup of white vinegar and 1 gallon of water.
Hydrogen Peroxide is another life saver
According to the CDC, just 3% hydrogen peroxide is enough to render a Rhinovirus useless under 8 minutes. This is especially good when you pour the substance on a surface area like say sink or toilet, countertops etc, leaving it to soak up for about 10 – 15 minutes is enough to get things to work out which can then be scrubbed off with water afterwards.
It’s also safe to clean your toothbrush with hydrogen peroxide since the bristles can harbor bacteria….Don’t forget that.
Microban 24 keeps your home safe
The next to examine is the Microban 24 which keeps your home surface areas safe for 24 hours. It’s an antibacteria cleaner which has several forms that includes disinfectant spray, a bathroom cleaner and even a multipurpose cleaner.
Although it isn’t on the EPA list, the company says that when it’s used as directed as a disinfectant, it is effective against viruses, including coronavirus.
Repetitive usage on the daily will help in the prevention of germs from living on the surface areas of your home. So you should start every morning by sanitizing your home using the Microban 24 which keeps the house save for another 24 hours.
What about the cars?
Driving and going to places means you’re possibly going to get exposed to different environments and different people coming in and out of your car means you have constant contact with possible germs which is why your car needs to be sanitized on the daily.
Car door handles are the most high traffic areas for germ exchange. Other places includes controls, keys or start buttons, the steering wheel, gear shifter, seats and all the dashboard buttons and knobs, sun visor and the touchscreen infotainment display or anything that you constantly touch.
There are special disinfectant wipes made for just car’s leather and also do use special substances for touchscreen and not to use harsh materials as they could damage the surface area of the display